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Mississippi River Running from Northern USA to Gulf of Mexico

35.4N 90.5W

June 2nd, 2010 Category: Rivers

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The Mississippi River, parallel to the right edge, is a river in the central United States of America. It rises at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and flows south, meeting its major tributaries, the Missouri and the Ohio rivers, about halfway along its journey to the Gulf of Mexico.

It enters the Gulf southeast of New Orleans, after a course of 2,350 mi (3,780 km). It is the largest river in North America, and with its tributaries it drains an area of 1.2 million sq mi (3.1 million sq km).

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